Lệ Lin is a Vietnamese illustrator currently based in Toronto. She usually draws under the pseudonym La Lin. Originally from Việt Nam, she had trained to be a graphic designer there. After studying for one year, she soon realized illustration is her true calling instead.
A vivid explosion of colours, expressive movement of lines and the abundance of unconventional shapes can be seen as her signature style. Much of her work focuses on mental health, fantastical themes, and the interconnection between characters with their nature by visual metaphors. She especially loves to work in editorial and children’s illustration.
Lin got her diploma of Visual & Digital Arts (Hons) from Humber College this June. Besides making art, Lin is a dedicated reader, a DIY enthusiast and an amateur photographer.
2017 – present Humber College, Diploma of Visual & Digital Arts, Toronto, Canada (candidate)
2015 – 2016 ADC Academy, Visual Arts, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
2013 – 2014 Văn Lang University, Graphic Design, 1st year, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
2019 Centre for Technology and Innovation (CTI) Peek-a-boo Digital Wall,
commissioned by Humber College, Toronto, Canada
2019 Grad Ex, Humber Art Commons, Humber College
2019 Fill’er Up Sketchbook Challenge, ARTiculations, Toronto, Canada
2018 Illuminations, Humber Centre for Entrepreneurship, Humber College
2018 In Situ: Making Space. Making Place, Small Arms Society, Mississauga, Canada
2018 real :: in your reflection, Humber Galleries North Space, Humber College
2018 Fill’er Up Sketchbook Challenge, ARTiculations
2019 Issue 02, Dear Lois Magazine (upcoming)
2018 Isuue 05: Home Sweet Home,T-Pot Journal, Vietnam
2017 Issue 09: Preserving Traditions, T-Pot Journal
2018 Humber Art Show, Humber College, Toronto, Canada
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE & ACTIVITIES
2019 Vendor at Bit Bazaar 2019, Toronto Media Arts Center, Toronto, Canada
2019 Assistant Instructor, Arts Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada
2018 Anthropocene Exhibition Volunteer, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
2018 Mural Art Volunteer, El Culture Days, Lakeshore Arts, Toronto, Canada